We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Spring Hill, FL.

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Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. E. Jorgensen practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jorgensen honors. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jorgensen is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Dr. Dorothy I Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dorothy Shulman's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shulman include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shulman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Shulman's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Henry Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard; Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rodriguez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Rodriguez attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rodriguez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Paul Edward Dimarco, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dimarco works as an endocrinologist in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dimarco is especially interested in diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Morrison is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morrison honors. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morrison's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Crystal Ann Jacovino, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Jacovino is an adult endocrinologist and internist. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jacovino performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jacovino is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Usf Diabetes Center, Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Bollepalli attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Whiteman has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She has received distinctions including Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. Dr. Whiteman is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Serrano is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Serrano completed his residency training at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Knox's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Knox has received professional recognition including the following: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Mdc 15
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub's specialty is adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Straub attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Tomas Figueroa Nieves, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite E
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tomas Figueroa-Nieves specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Figueroa-Nieves's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Figueroa-Nieves trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Lisa Ann Scudder, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10004 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Scudder is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Scudder is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scudder has a special interest in minor surgery, wellness visit, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Scudder takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Wellness Visit, Preventive Care, Patient Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards' specialty is adolescent medicine. Her clinical interests include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Edwards is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Kanchan Parasher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kanchan Parasher is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar. She is especially interested in diabetes, minor surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Parasher at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parasher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Jayesh Shanalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1426 Busch Boulevard; Suite 105, Office of Jayesh Shah Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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